This is a discussion on 10 PM with wife walking to car in street or parking lot from restaurant within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 Parking lots at night require your head to be on a constant swivel...wife on weak side arm. Walk away from perceived ...
"Why do I have to be on your left side?"
"So my strong-side hand is free, just in case."
"Well what if I want *my* strong-side hand free? You're not the only one with a gun you know."
Heh, just saying.
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I agree, if the wife would be in a regretible situation...she would def.opt for ccw/chl. Talked a BG out of a situation once and never want to go through it again, had similar situation 15 yrs later and at least have that last resort now if needed. Thought once that I would not be able to handle myself ....wrong; trust yourself, educate, stay confident.
Hey grunting: That is actually what I meant. Not like I will just leave wife standing in the dark--might as well take her with me. My real question, leaving my wife out of the equation is: At 20 ft facing someone who seems to have bad intentions and refuses to give up on me as I try to avoid him or yell out loud that I am not interested in any kind of altercation, is the next step presenting the firearm? If this is not sufficient for him to hold up his hands indicating he made a mistake, or just enough for him to turn around and leave me alone, and he continues toward me, is the next step the ultimate step? Personally, once I have presented the firearm, I have made a calculated decision that I am within another foot or so of his next action to use my firearm.
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I don't think you want to be presenting you firearm if some guy that looks funny is 20 ft. away you will get in trouble for brandishing unless you can see a gun or knife or deadly weapon in his hands. If he he has not presented a deadly force you can not act like it is. Know the laws for deadly force in your state and act accordingly.